terra{fora} | The Great Indoors with James Wong

terra{fora} | The Great Indoors with James Wong

Join James Wong as he talks you through his experiments with houseplants and reveals the tips and tricks of how to create them.

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Online plant store Patch said 67% of Londoners bought a houseplant in the last 12 months, according to its research. There was a 10% rise in plant purchasing for 25- to 34-year-olds. With new plants being purchased every day, are people managing to keep them alive and see them thrive? Do you need a lesson in how to love your shrubs?

Sharing his tiny central London flat with over 500 houseplants, Kew-trained botanist James Wong knows a thing or two about creating indoor jungles.

From tiny moss terrariums and planted tanks, to indoor lily ponds, fern-encrusted fountains and lush living walls, James will take you on a virtual tour of his experiments with houseplants and reveal the tips and tricks of how to create them.

You might even take home a new plant to start your own indoor jungle... or add to it.

About James Wong


James is a professional plant geek, broadcaster and best-selling author based in London. He shares his tiny flat with over 500 houseplants, and is constantly developing new, escapist terrarium and aquascape creations that he shares via his Instagram.

Trained at the prestigious Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew, James achieved an MSc in Ethnobotany, graduating with distinction. He has pursued research into underutilised crop species, ethnopharmacology and traditional food systems through field work in rural Ecuador, Java and Southern China.

James became the youngest ever RHS medal winner at the Hampton Court Palace Show in 2004, and has won several more since, including two gold medals for his garden designs at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

James has written 6 best-selling books on plant use, gardening and food, including Homegrown Revolution, the fastest-selling gardening book in UK history. He also writes regular columns in both the Observer and New Scientist.

His media career began with the breakaway hit series Grow Your Own Drugs, and James has since presented various science, food, gardening and nature shows for the BBC, Channel News Asia and Netflix. James is also a regular panelist on Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.

James is an Ambassador for both Kew Gardens and the Liz Earle natural skincare company, the latter for which he travels the world in search of groundbreaking new botanical ingredients, as their resident Ethnobotanist.

Event Timings:

6.00 - Doors open

6.30 - Event Begins

7.30 - Drinks and Networking

8.00 - Close

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terra{fora} | The Great Indoors with James Wong
terra{fora} | The Great Indoors with James Wong
Date and Time:

Wednesday, 24th August 2022

17:00 - 18:30